LT Sean Arumae
Funeral directors, family members, and veteran advocates requesting Military Funeral Honors (MFH) for a deceased CG veteran (to include in certain instances NOAA, PHS, and U.S. Merchant Marines) should consult the following link to find the phone number for the regional coordinator that applies to their area: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/mfh/selectStSvc.do
Should the request be urgent (24-72 hour lead time) or the requester unable to get a reasonable timeframe from the listed number, contact the Casualty Matters Chief on the duty cell phone 24x7: 571-266-2375. Messages left on the Casualty Matters Chief office phone or faxes received are only checked during normal business hours excluding federal holidays. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required, and in some cases depending on travel distance, 48-72 hours are required. MFH and Burial at Sea (BAS) request forms can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of this page and completed/faxed along with the veteran's DD-214 to the regional coordinator once contact is established. The regional coordinator will then schedule a honors detail with a unit local to where the ceremony will be taking place. The Navy or National Guard typically do not and should not be providing honors for CG veterans except as requested by the regional coordinator when resources are scarce.
ALCOAST 016/11 - Military Funeral Honors and Burial at Sea
ALCOAST 254/11 - Public release of names of casualties
https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/mfh/selectStSvc.do (use link to locate the phone number for a Military Funeral Coordinator in any service branch across the country)